The light in you

      * * * The light  in you * * *

Christmas

 is

the light

within

 you.

Christmas

 is

its message.

Beyond

the religious 

meaning 

of what

we celebrate.

Christmas 

is more

our intimate

relation to

 the light

in us

 as

 being

in need

of light,

as

 children

of light.

The light

of

 Christmas 

is also

for any

adults

Who

 have kept 

deep

 inside 

them

a child’s 

heart.

In 

that

 sense

Christmas 

talks

to all 

of us

 without

discrimination.

indeed

it is in 

 the essence

of all

 light

to shine.

The sun

does not 

shine

only 

on those

who

 need it.

We 

celebrate

the light

in terms 

of

friendship,

of

brotherhood

but

 especially

in terms

 of love 

that

the christians

Call

 Immanuel.

it is 

strange,

almost

 mysterious,

on how much

the light is

extremely

linked

 to life.

The light is

 a beautiful

and subtle 

messenger.

Everything

is light.

even 

when

our eyes

cannot

distinguish

 it.

Certainly

the shadow

and

the darkness

are just light

which

our eyes

 have not

 yet had

the happy 

fortune

to perceive.

The odyssey 

of the light

is not 

always

a religious

 one

but

 a teaching

of love,

compassion,

kindness.

The sun

is dying

every time

it gives us

life through

its light.

 Yet

it is 

still

burning.

 

Photo by Gillian Crichton 

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